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This week, Bill McGlaughlin examines the lives and recordings of Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini.

Program 1

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84 (excerpt)

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631, Vol. 2



Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D, The Clock, I & II

Philharmonic Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA Box set vol 64

7:31, 7:49             


Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo fr. A Midsummer Night’s Dream,     Op. 21

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631, vol 64



Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631, Vol. 2



Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, Symphony of

    a Thousand, Part I (excerpt)

Philharmonic Orchestra/Stokowski; soloists

Music and Arts 1130


J.S. Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue In C Minor, BWV 582

Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski

EMI 57758

9:01, 5:48



Program 2

Richard Wagner: Good Friday Spell fr. Parsifal
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

Sony 88697916312


Samuel Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op. 11               
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

Sony 88697916312-38


Ferdinand Rudolph Von Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite - 3. On The

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini    
Toscanini: The Complete RCA Collection         
Sony 88697916312-38

7:19, 00:54                                                                                                                       

Verdi: Requiem Mass   
Requiem, Kyrie, Dies Irae: Tuba Mirum, Dies Irae: Mors


NBC Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw Chorale/Arturo

    Toscanini; Herva Nelli, s.; Feodra Barbieri, ms.;

    Giuseppe Di Stefano, t.; Cesare Siepi, b.

Sony 88697916312-63


Wagner: Prelude, Act 1 fr. Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg    

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

Sony 88697916312-48

9: 02

Program 3

Joseph Canteloube: Passo Per Prat (Grande) fr. Songs Of The

    Auvergne (excerpt)     

American Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski; Anna Moffo,


RCA 62600



J.S. Bach (arr. Stokowski): Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Stokowski Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski

EMI 65614                                               


Modest Mussorgsky: Monks Chanting In The Chudov Monastery

    fr. Boris Godunov, Act I, Scene 2

Stokowski Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski

Cala 0535



William Levi Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony, III. O Le' Me


American Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski  

DG 4776502 


Program 4

Emile Waldteufel: Les Patineurs - Valse (The Skaters’

    Waltz), Op. 183 (excerpt)                        

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631 CD# 85

2:14 excerpt   


Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

I. Poco sostenuto - vivace (complete + excerpt)
II. Allegretto (excerpt)          

    III. Presto, assai meno presto (excerpt)   

New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
RCA 791631 CD #2

11:07, 1:04, :32, :19


Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

    I. Poco sostenuto - vivace (complete + excerpt)

    II. Allegretto (excerpt)   

    III. Presto, assai meno presto  (excerpt)
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski

BBCL 4005-2

11:12, 1:04, :32, :19






Program 5

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 In C Minor, Resurrection

    I. Allegro moderato (excerpt)

    V. Langsam, Misterioso, Etwas Bewegter

London Symphony Orchestra/Leopold Stokowski;

    Margaret Price, s.; Brigitte Fassbaender, ms.

RCA 62606



Ludwig van Beethoven: Kyrie fr. Missa Solemnis In D,

    Op. 123                                    

NBC Symphony Orchestra & Robert Shaw Chorale (R. Shaw,

    dir.)/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631  



Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 (excerpt)

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

RCA 66924



Rossini: Guillaume Tell Overture

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Toscanini           

RCA 791631, CD #47




Ottorino Respighi: Roman Festivals: IV. The Epiphany

NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631, CD #32



Giuseppe Verdi: “Va, Pensiero, Sull'ali Dorate” fr. Nabucco
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini

RCA 791631, CD #68   




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